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munichman
12-19-2004, 10:35 AM
what kind of antifreeze do you use in your e30s?

Jordan
12-19-2004, 01:16 PM
Pick your favorite color and pour it in.

It doesn't matter too much on these cars, just don't run straight water.

MR 325
12-19-2004, 08:39 PM
I will be putting in Genuine BMW antifreeze with the fresh motor.

///m powered
12-20-2004, 02:48 AM
I will be putting in Genuine BMW antifreeze with the fresh motor.

Isn't it like 40$? Ouch.

85eta
12-20-2004, 03:00 AM
Genuine BMW and Prestone is very much the same from what I have heard.

MR 325
12-21-2004, 03:01 PM
BMW is $14

ara_yaz
12-21-2004, 03:40 PM
piss..hehe

Skunk#1
12-21-2004, 05:46 PM
salt water and sprite mixed together

///m powered
12-22-2004, 03:19 AM
BMW is $14
I must have been loking at the wrong stuff at the dealer Lol. *drink*

MR 325
12-22-2004, 01:27 PM
I must have been loking at the wrong stuff at the dealer Lol. *drink*
Well, I have never bought it through the dealer but I did buy actual BMW coolant through www.eap4parts.com yesterday and that's how much they sell it for

swilson010
12-25-2004, 10:49 PM
From what I've heard only three different companies make antifreeze, even though there are quite a few that package and sell it when they buy it from one of those companies. Apparently there are little if any differences in quality between them. Some antifreeze is rated at a lower freezing temperature than others, which is shown on the bottle, such as -60 degrees or -45 degrees, as is the boiling temperature such as +280 degrees, etc...

If you live in a hotter area such as me (San Diego) the kind with a lower freezing temperature is unnecessary because if it got down to 5 degrees, my coolant turning to ice is the last thing I'd be worried about. Most antifreeze is mixable with other brands as well. Just pick up a pre-mixed jug at any Kragen, gas station, etc and it should be all the same. Stay away from the Walmart brand, though, because they had recalls recently. I use Prestone in my E30, I believe, and quite a bit because mine is a leaker.